Third Party Logistics(3PL’s) and Fourth Party Logistics (4PL’s)

The Differences Between Third Party and Fourth Party Logistics

The differences between third and fourth party logistics has been a talking point within the warehouse logistics sector for some time. While 3PL's and 4PL'ssome might have a very clear outlook as to what the main differences are, others may be more hazy on the subject. To understand what the differences are between the two, it is advisable to understand what each service offers.

Third Party Logistics

Third party logistics is when a company outsources it’s section of logistics operation to a specialist company. Examples of third party logistics providers would be those … Read More

Current Trends Within Warehouse Logistics

What are the latest trends in warehouse logistics?

As with any other industry, those who work in the logistics sector need to stay abreast of key trends occurring within the sector. Keeping your trends in warehouse logisticseye on the ball ensures that it is not dropped when new trends are implemented into the sector, nor do you lose control of the ball by not knowing how a particular trend could help benefit your logistics.

One trend that has been highlighted over the past 12 months is where large industrial users are actively seeking to relocate their operations to premises that offer more space. … Read More

The Future of Logistics

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Logistics is not an area which is often synonymous with technological advances, but in recent years the industry has been forging ahead. The most exciting development in the world of deliveries is the prospect of unmanned drones—small helicopters which could deliver packages less than 30 minutes after purchase. Although it sounds more like something from a science-fiction novel, the basic technology is already here: in fact, the first test flights have already been made! However, the process is hardly ready to implement entirely, and before we leap headfirst into such a scheme, we must first consider the … Read More

Procurement outsourcing & how it can benefit your business

Procurement outsourcing – is it worth considering?

Procurement outsourcingYour company may be looking to reduce its overheads or perhaps now is the time that you want to give more procurement for businessattention to the core aptitudes of your business.  This is known as “procurement outsourcing”.  By recruiting the help of a procurement team this permits organisations to focus on other aspects of their commerce and thus benefiting from skilled & knowledgeable specialists.  Outsourcing to such a group of individuals averts the necessity of you having to generate a resource team in-house therefore saving you vital funds long term.

This service … Read More

Black Friday is approaching!

Black Friday is coming soon – how prepared are you?

The date has been marked on calendars, many of which were bought on Black Friday, since the beginning of 2014. With the biggest shoppingBlack Friday is approaching day of the year finally in sight customers and retailers alike are counting down the days until the rush begins. With the concept of Black Thursday being all but completely rejected, moving Thanksgiving didn’t go down too well; Black Friday still remains a phenomenal experience that is growing more popular as the years go by.

So when is Black Friday?

November the 28th will see … Read More

The Procedures for Companies Importing to the UK

importing your goodsAre you thinking about importing goods into the UK?

Before you start importing goods into the UK, you will need to consider your warehousing and logistics options. We assist many customers with logistics solutions for their goods, whether that be wet bonded goods, chilled or ambient, we can source suitable logistics partners for you via our network.

Overseas imports are treated differently depending on whether the goods come from an EU country or from elsewhere around the globe. Most goods within the EU can be imported with minimal customs control and for a great part with no import duty … Read More

Outsourcing your logistics and the importance of customer care

Outsourcing your third party logistics

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“I don’t want to be just a faceless number” is a phrase I hear only too frequently from business owners who contact Whichwarehouse with regard to their search for a Third Party Logistics provider to outsource their supply chain requirements to. Many are afraid that they will get lost in the system of a large company that handles the logistics for multiple clients. Perhaps the enquirer is a start-up enterprise and are yet to ascertain the variety of clientele which would substantiate large quantities of their products demanding storage & fulfilment. Or possibly, up … Read More

Moving Parts: the vehicles that move your goods from A to B

Distribution of your goods

The entire process of transporting goods is something that has a great deal of components: warehousing, loading, distribution… the list goes on.freight distribution But there is one particular element that is arguably more important than any other, and it’s here that we focus on in today’s post.

Transporting stock requires careful planning and strict time management, and it’s easy to see why: with so many variables that could go wrong, everything has to be spot on. That’s why the vehicles used to transport the stock are such an integral part of the process, and why so … Read More

Bending over backwards: How flexibility is more important than ever in logistics

Are your logistics processes flexible enough?

To be successful in logistics, a number of criteria must be met. First, a strong sense of trust must exist between broker and client. Second, it’s an flexibility in logisticsabsolute must that all those involved in the process are both professional and readily contactable. And perhaps more important than any other, the entire process must be flexible in its approach in order to succeed.

There are, of course, others, but flexibility is perhaps the most important point to focus on for now. This is due to an ever-changing logistical landscape in which consumers and customers alike … Read More

The Oscars of the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry

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As we move into October, we get closer to the 19th November, the date of the event that the entire logistics industry looks forward to, the glitz & glamour of the “Global Freight Awards” ceremony hosted by a different celebrity each year. This event is an opportunity for the recognition of influential key players, within the industry, who have been proactive in their achievements during the year.

The categories remain the same as preceding years:

Customer Care Award Air Freight Solutions Provider of the Year
Employer of the Year Sea Freight Solutions Provider of the
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